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Standards and Specifications
The following is from How to Use The Special Provisions document: in the May 1, 2000 update
5. ALTOGETHER UNIQUE PROVISION. A special provision may be warranted which does not resemble a recurring provision. If such a provision is warranted, determine the section of the Standard Specifications which would apply if the provision were a Standard Specification. Once this is known, place the title of the provision on a blank line in the menu among provisions whose numbers begin with this Standard Specification number.
Place an X in the appropriate left hand brackets to indicate the need for the provision and place an X in the appropriate right hand brackets to identify an attachment. Include an electronic copy of the unique provision. Do not assign a number to the unique provision. If more than one unique provision is required for the contract, begin each such provision as a separate document.
Place the menus and all unique provisions onto a computer disk. You may use the same disk which includes cost estimates and estimates of quantities. Indicate on the disk label that unique provisions are included on the disk. Also, identify the computer software used in preparing the unique provisions.
In MS Excel, to place the title of the unique provision on a blank line, insert a line in the appropriate place using the command : Insert then select Row. The new row will be inserted above the row where you placed the cursor. The new row will be formatted the same as the previous row. Then type in the title of the unique provision and place Xs in the left and right columns.
- Make sure you complete the information about the District and Contract Number.
Then place an X in the appropriate rows in the left and right columns as necessary.
- If you want to view only those provisions which have been indicated to be included in the contract, click on the arrow at the top of the first column and select "X". If you want to view only those provisions which you must include an electronic version, click on the arrow at the top of the right column and select "X:
Note: all other rows are still there, you can return to them by clicking on the arrow again and choose "All".